HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.
MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.
"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"
BY JASON NORMAN
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market has sparked a lawsuit over $412,000 in receivables.
BY JOHN CRENSHAW
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999
He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.
“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.
BY MEGAN TOMPKINS
SAN JOSE, CA—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling magazine, and Bristol Meyers-Squibb teamed up for the second annual BikeTown Africa August 1-5, in Katima, Namibia, where delegates from each company distributed 150 specially designed Kona AfricaBike bicycles to assist home healthcare workers in caring for pa
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The editorial staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is compiling pre-show information for its onsite Interbike dailies, which provide editorial coverage of the Interbike trade show, Sept. 26-28, and Outdoor Demo, Sept. 24-25.
REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.
NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle was honored with a 2007 California Design Biennial award from the Pasadena Museum of California Art for its Suede Coasting DX lifestyle bicycle.
"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs." —Jim Morrison
"I know I been wearing crazy clothes/
and I look pretty crappy sometimes/
But my body feels so good/
and I still sing a razor line every time."
—The Who from "You Better You Bet"
JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—In Hawaiian culture, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus, but not bowling luaus. And that could be because nobody had thought of a bowling luau…or not…either way, Kona is thinking of it now.
CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.
CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has been granted exclusive distribution rights Canada-wide for Dahon, the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles and related accessories.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has a renewed focus within the independent bicycle dealer channel.
This is largely due to Nicole Bossie, who was hired in May as Hincapie’s retail market manager. She was asked to grow business in the retail market.
KOLN, Germany (BRAIN)—Koelnmesse and its Chinese business partners have signed an intellectual property memorandum to send out a clear signal for fair competition at trade fairs and to combat the violation of intellectual property rights for exhibited products.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports recently announced some changes in its sales department.
On the heels of new-hire Mark McCormack (New England territory manager), ASI welcomes another U.S. professional bike racer, Brenda Lyons.
PORT COQUITLAM, British Columbia (BRAIN)—Norco Products recently announced the promotion of two long-time Norco employees.
David Overgaard has been promoted to vice president of bicycle division, and Martin Tammik has been promoted to vice president of merchandising.